In this image released by Britain's Ministry of Defence on Thursday Dec. 15, 2011 shows Royal Air Force Puma helicopter is pictured flying over the 2012 Olympic Stadium during a training flight over London on Aug. 18, 2011. Britain will have 13,500 troops deployed on land, at sea and in the skies to help protect next summer's Olympics. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed in a statement Thursday Dec. 15, 2011 that Typhoon fighter jets, helicopters and two warships will all be on duty to guard against security threats to the 2012 London Games. (AP Photo/SAC Phil Major RAF, MOD) EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT MILITARY SUPPORT TO 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES ANNOUNCED The extent to which Britainís Armed Forces will support the security effort for next yearís Olympic and Paralympic Games in London was announced today by the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond MP. While the safety and security operation for the Games remains a clear Police lead, the Government has agreed that the Ministry of Defence will make a significant contribution by providing a range of support to the civilian authorities. The Defence contribution to Olympics security will include specialist capabilities which only the military can provide, as well as some more general support. In total, the MOD expects to -= up to 13,500 personnel, comprising: ï5,000 personnel in support of the police and other civil authorities, with specialist capabilities including explosive ordnance disposal teams, military working dogs and Royal Navy support to maritime policing, as well as a 1,000-strong unarmed contingency force for deployment in the event of an Olympics-related civil emergency; ï1,000 personnel to provide logistics support; ï3,500 personnel, rising to a peak of 7,500, to provide venue security ïA number of personnel participating in ceremonial events. A number of military assets will also be deployed, including: ïHMS OCEAN, the largest ship in the Royal Navyís fleet, which will be be